Kansas City Royals place pitcher Danny Duffy on IL with forearm strain

May 12, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Danny Duffy (30) pitches the ball during the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals placed left-hander Danny Duffy on the 10-day injured list Monday with a forearm flexor strain.

The move was announced as retroactive to Friday with a corresponding move expected Tuesday. Duffy last pitched Wednesday against the Detroit Tigers, giving up four runs on seven hits over six innings and 100 pitches in his worst outing of the season.

The 32-year old, who is in the final year of a five-year, $65 million deal, is in the midst of an All-Star caliber season with a 1.94 ERA over seven starts. He is 4-3 with 48 strikeouts and 12 walks in 41 2/3 innings.

Duffy was in line to start Tuesday against the Milwaukee Brewers, with left-hander Kris Bubic (0-0, 1.42) taking that outing instead. It will be Bubic’s first start of the season.

In 11 seasons, all with the Royals, Duffy is 68-68 with a 3.95 ERA over 228 appearances (199 starts).

–Field Level Media